The business benefits of digital transformation in grid operations are tremendous, but this progress increases cyber risk to Operations Technology (OT) in the areas of safety, unscheduled downtime, and negative impact on corporate brand.
The good news is that there are practical steps utilities can take to enhance...
As enterprises invest heavily in digital transformation, industrial cybersecurity will increasingly serve as the critical enabler for safely and securely advancing business goals through technological innovation.
While advancing connectivity and digitalization of operational technology (OT) provides significant...
Industrial asset owners know that protecting the integrity of their systems is critical for maintaining operations, but the challenges around cybersecurity vulnerabilities make that job much harder. As environments become more connected, and attackers become more advanced, staying a step ahead has never been more...
How many ways do U.S. businesses need to be told to lock down their systems to safeguard themselves from ransomware? That's the focus of a new, joint cybersecurity advisory from the U.S. government pertaining to BlackMatter, following an advisory issued last month about Conti.
In this update, four editors discuss key cybersecurity issues, including addressing the complexity of security, the rising number of victims targeted by double extortion ransomware and the Information Commissioner's Office's recent consultation on creating an international data transfer agreement.
MITRE, the not-for-profit organization that works across governmental and federal agencies, as well as various industrial verticals and academia, has set up The Cyber Infrastructure Protection Innovation Center and The Clinical Insights Innovation Cell to protect healthcare.
In an effort to bolster endpoint protection within the U.S. government, the White House is ordering federal agencies to allow CISA to access existing deployments. It is also setting timelines for improving the protection of workstations, mobile phones and servers.
The UK's NCSC has published an updated guidance for employees using their personal devices for work. The agency offers technical controls for different types of bring-your-own-device, or BYOD, deployments. And a Bitdefender report stresses the need for good cyber hygiene when using BYOD.
Criminal hackers don't break for lunches, weekends or holidays. Of course, that's just one of many challenges facing information security teams, as they attempt to maximize visibility and minimize complexity while protecting their business around the clock, says Peter Van Lierde, the CISO of energy firm Sibelga.
Deepayan Chanda discusses the four principles of cybersecurity - reliability, accuracy, architecture and resiliency - that he believes cover most of the aspects of how CISOs can maintain the level of cybersecurity that their organzations need to sustain attacks.
Rant of the day: Are we getting hacked because we now work remotely in the new normal? No, we're being hacked because we're not managing our risks and being lazy - and because the CISO is not being heard.
You can't decrease the motivation of ransomware attackers. But you can curb their success by bolstering your own enterprise's approach to access, credentials and privileges. Morey Haber and James Maude of BeyondTrust share insights on ransomware defense.
CISA must update its plans to improve the security - both physical and cyber - within the nation's critical infrastructure, according to a report that specifically looked at issues related to the country's dams and levees. Attacks targeting critical infrastructure have raised the issue.
This convenient handbook for the Functional Safety Standard EN 50128:2011 - “Railway
applications - Communication, signaling and processing systems - Software for
railway control and protection systems" - is all you'll need to get "on board" with this standard.
Currently the systems included under EN 50128...
A Roundtable Discussion with Top Industry Security Leaders
Being exposed to cyber risk is an inevitable part of doing business in today’s world. But when security leaders engage in conversations about cyber risk, they find themselves at a disadvantage. For many non-technical people, cyber risk is seen as complex...